I watched this one last night. I was skeptical going in, as the free sample I watched earlier this week wasn't impressive. In fact, the folks at Legend may want to put extended thought into what is offered as free samples. Taking the viewer to the infamous bathroom scene in The Sixth Sense may not be best moment for first timers looking over the sight. If I were in charge of samples, I would find a moment that gives newbies or the target audience a better glimpse of the material they are thinking of purchasing. For this RT, I would have started with the opening credits. Extremely funny banter beween Mike, Kevin and Bill in the opening moments. Anyway, on to the RT review.Things I liked
1) I appreciated their focus on the movie events and riffing those events as they happened.
2) The delivery was excellent and nicely blended throughout. Sometimes their energy and zaniness exceeds the movie being riffed, not this time.
3) I liked that they didn't speak over the dialogue and many add-on sentences to spoken lines of the film were funny.
4) Real life references to events (Demi Moore, HJO's car crash, etc.). Very clever comments...Things I didn't like:
1) The complaints about the film were minimal, thankfully. I may be in the minority here, but I feel this is a solid piece of cinema (especially in the acting category). The way I see it, directors will sometimes insert what some might call 'chapter breaks', like the shot of the sun rising upon the statue. It allows the audience to breathe a little and take things in up to that point of the film; or marks a turning point in plot, introduces another character, the dawn of a new day, things of that symbolic nature. Listening to the crew talk during that part made me wonder: what movies do
they like? Does something have
to 'happen' every second of any given film? Perhaps those years on the SOL has given them a bit of movie shell shock. "Nothing's happening....AAAAAGH!!!"
C'mon guys, stop and smell the roses once in a while.
2) "Is the movie over?" remarks. Again, a decent filmRepeat value
: Pretty good. Not one one i would pick up off the shelf again anytime soon, but might again sometime around Halloween. Summary/Final Thoughts:
Wholelistically, the riff pros did a good job with their commentary on The Sixth Sense. It wasn't an 'out of the park' project or their best work, but solid riff writing and performances makes this a good buy for the completist. While I am not a fan of poking fun at films like this one, it did produce a lot of smiles/chuckles from our group, which surprised me since I went into it with doubts. If you've not seen the film, I highly recommend watching the movie unriffed first.
The crew has been lining up alot of sci fi thrillers and horror movies as of late. While I like these types of films receiving the RT treatment, I hope to see the crew mix genres up a bit. If I could make a suggestion for another "thriller" type, I'd go with the Lindsey Lohan 's "I Know Who Killed Me". Nuff said. Score:
7+ out of 10.Question:
1) Will we ever see Gary Busey or Nick Nolte as RT special guest riffers?